PETER AND THE STARCATCHER – By: Rick Elice
Come audition for this hilarious show. This is an imaginative prequel to Peter Pan that utilizes the whole ensemble that transforms an empty stage into ships, storms, thick jungles, hungry crocodiles and “beautiful” mermaids.
This is not a musical, but there are 3 songs in the show.
September 18-20 &
JULY 18 @ 12 p.m.
JULY 19 @ 7 p.m.
*There are two audition days. Those auditioning only need to attend one day.
** Video auditions may be submitted for those out of town or other reasons why you cannot be there in person.
Please look over script excerpts. Print outs will be provided on the
audition day. Nothing needs to be memorized or prepared before
hand. There will be group singing during the audition, all music will
be learned during the audition.
—Characters: (All parts open)—
Several Roles may be gender bent.
Ages: 12-80+ suggested ages by each character. Exceptions may be made if warranted. Most actors will double in this show.
Nameless, homeless, and friendless at the beginning of the play and a hero by the end. A survivor. More than anything in the world, he wants a home and a family.
PRENTISS (12-25) :
Yearns to be a leader, even as he knows in his heart that he never shall be one. A bit of a blowhard with just the teeny-tiniest touch of cowardice.
Obsessed with food: the eating of, the fighting over, the dreaming
about. A natural actor, an easy wit, perhaps a future poet. Called
“Tubby” by Prentiss, though not due to girth, of
which orphans, given their meager diets, have very little indeed.
-The British Subjects-
LORD LEONARD ASTER (35-80):
The very model of a Victorian English gentleman, loyal subject to
the Queen, devoted father, faithful friend. Also, and not irrelevant to our story, Lord Aster is a Starcatcher – dedicated to protecting the Earth and all who dwell thereon from the awesome power of starstuff.
MOLLY ASTER (12-25):
She’s a thirteen-year-old kid, but a true leader at a time when girls are mostly followers. Will risk everything for the sake of Doing Right. Curious, intelligent, beginning to feel things she doesn’t understand.
MRS. BUMBRAKE (17-60, may be played by a man):
Molly’s nanny. British to the bone. Still has enough of her girlish charm to turn a sailor’s head and leaven his dreams. Loves ALF
CAPTAIN ROBERT FALCON SCOTT (25-60):
Captain of Britain’s fastest frigate, the Wasp. An iconic British hero.
The mean and malodorous schoolmaster of St. Norbert’s
Orphanage for Lost Boys.
BILL SLANK (20-50):
The Neverland’s vicious captain. A greedy scum who’d sell his own mother for a ship to command and send boys to their doom for the favor of those who would use starstuff for personal gain, global domination, or worse.
An old sea dog. Something about him appeals to the feminine sensibility – might be his bowlegs, his saucy gait, or his kind heart. Loves MRS. BUMBRAKE
A very bad sailor who wants to be anywhere but under the thumb of Bill Slank.
BLACK STACHE (20-50):
Black Stache terrorizes the seven seas in search of a hero worthy of his villainy. Famous for his face foliage. Heartless and hirsute, suspiciously well read, partial to the poetical and theatrical, and given to a ferocity from which no good shall ever spring. One day will be Captain Hook.
First mate to Black Stache. Single-mindedly dedicated to his captain’s every whim. His
motto: “’Tis good to be busy.”
A hardworking Spanish pirate with an identity crisis.
FIGHTING PRAWN (20+)
King of the Mollusks, former chef, since returning to his island kingdom, he vengefully murders any English with the temerity to land on his Mollusk Isle domain.
HAWKING CLAM (12-25)
Son of Fighting Prawn and Sweet’n’Sour Shrimp. One day, he will ascend the Clam throne as head of the Royal Clam Clan.
Formerly a salmon, now an ancient, knowledgeable mermaid. Gives Peter Pan his full name.